Further promotions! Marion Price promoted to Associate
As you all know, we love a good-news story here at LEP. None more so than when it involves recognising and rewarding one of our own for outstanding work and contribution to the Practice. Today, we are delighted to announce the promotion of Senior Architect, Marion Price, to the position of Associate.
Joining the Practice in 2019, Marion quickly became a key figure in some of the practice’s most exciting project schemes, including taking on the role of Project Architect for the Alkerden Education Campus – a landmark £60m multi-school development for the emerging Ebbsfleet Garden City. Other equally-exciting schemes include the restoration of the Theatre Royal in Margate, and the development of a locally-significant masterplan to regenerate the Snowdown Colliery site near Dover.
Marion’s strong design skills, excellent understanding of compliance and risk, and intuitive foresight have been applauded by those with whom she works, and without doubt ensure that her projects run as smoothly as possible.
Humanitarian Design and Voluntary Work
Prior to joining LEP, Marion spent a year working as the site architect to deliver a first-of-its-kind special educational needs (SEN) school in Mbeya, Tanzania – a humbling and enriching experience which provided her with further insight into designing low-energy, off-grid buildings.
She also spent a year volunteering with ‘Article 25’ – a humanitarian architecture charity driven by Article 25 of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to adequate and dignified shelter – where she helped to train newly qualified designers.
As you can see, Marion certainly has an interesting and inspiring résumé!
A passion for sustainability
Her passion for sustainable design, the use of natural materials, and the promotion of designs focused on the end user, all drive her design ethos. Marion has spent a significant portion of 2021 researching and developing a practice-wide strategy and design ethos to allow LEP to ‘step-up’ to the current climate-change challenge that we’re all facing. This includes research into net-zero, low-tech, low-energy design, healthy materials selection, circular economy and creation of successful public amenity spaces. She has also recently formed a dedicated in-house Sustainability Team, who are currently working hard to develop a sustainability toolkit with the aim of streamlining a holistic sustainability agenda for each LEP project.
On accepting her promotion, Marion said:
“I am delighted to accept the position of Associate, and I’m very excited about the future. We’ve got some fantastic new projects in the pipeline and an incredibly talented and supportive team, which I’m proud and grateful to be a part of. There is a really exciting and optimistic dynamic across the whole office right now, and I’m keen to do what I can to help the Practice achieve its future goals.”
The whole of Team LEP want to offer a huge collective shout of ‘WELL DONE’ to Marion for her well-deserved promotion.